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(Not too early for a Christmas carol, is it?)


Boris Johnson has looked out

For his own ambition;

Grabbed the chance that came about

In a premonition;

“Here’s my chance” he thought, by Jove

Promptly then he legs it

Allied with that Michael Gove

“We’ll lead the charge for Brexit”.


Boris thus gets off the fence

As a Brexit Leaver

Pandering to wits more dense

“I’m a true believer”.

“Vote for Brexit. Vote for ‘Yes’,

Control of all our borders

Millions for the NHS”

From these two defrauders.


When the voting all was done

Boris parks his cycle;

“Bugger me! I think we’ve won;

What’s the plan now, Michael?”

Two together now address

This travesty of farces,

Looking sheepish for the Press,

Faces like spanked arses.


“Hither, Gove! Come stand by me-

We’re in this together.”

NHS and sovereignty…

On and on they blether.

“Who can get us out this bog?

Who else now could save us?”

“What about that prat, Rees-Mogg?

And that pillock, Davies?”


So you Brexiteers take heed

Now the deal is crafted;

This is what you didn’t need

You’ve been good and shafted.

Like a kipper you’re done up

Do not try to duck it.

In the Brexit Day run-up

Up the arse you’ve took it.




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John Coopey

Sun 2nd Dec 2018 21:28

You'll gather, Hazel, that the choir would not select me!

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John Coopey

Sun 2nd Dec 2018 21:27

I'm afraid that's the way it has to be in our model of democracy, Alan. If politicians had to fund the mess themselves, no "working men" would go into politics; there would only be those wealthy enough to take on the risk who would do so. A patrician society.
I'm afraid we're John Bulls lumbered with the Four Alls.

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Hazel ettridge

Sun 2nd Dec 2018 21:24

All we need is a choir and a YouTube video.

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Alan Travis Braddock

Sun 2nd Dec 2018 20:50

Yes, I agree - but the real prat was that pillock Cameron, who started the whole thing to keep his backbenchers quiet and put in a referendum without any prior conditions and, when he found that he would have to manage the results of his stupidity, just legged it as far as he could.
The thing about politicians is that they NEVER have to pay financially for their mistakes. WE, the 'ordinary', powerless people have tp pick up the mess.
And pay for it.

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John Coopey

Sun 2nd Dec 2018 18:24

If only negotiation was as easy as telling the other party what you want, MC, and them then giving it to you.
I’ve never bought the argument, Po, that politicians are any less honest than the rest of us. But rather I feel that Politics isn’t the place for absolutes and idealism. Too much compromise and getting your hands dirty on difficult decisions.

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Paul Sayer

Sun 2nd Dec 2018 16:38

I am still waiting for the 'Age of Reason'

Talking of Paine I love your title John....

and your comment MCN about those parliamentarian twats... I loved the rhyme in that!


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Paul Sayer

Sun 2nd Dec 2018 16:31

John I agree with you at some level.

I have found it is Hobson's choice.

Or to put it more bluntly "The same shit in a different bucket"

I have never seen more corruption in any other walk of life!


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M.C. Newberry

Sun 2nd Dec 2018 16:18

"Beat me", said the masochist.
"No", said the sadist!
And I think Parliament has had - and has still - its share of both!!
If the democratic majority vote to leave had been respected at the
outset, the relevant European Communities Act tying us to the
EU could have been repealed by Parliament and the break begun
our own terms. Instead, unwilling to act decisively, those who
have <ultra vires> transferred the power invested in them by UK
election to Brussels, even now talk of binding (illegally) future
parliaments to agreements with the EU. They have their fellow-
travellers in the USA who tend to think they can over-ride their
own famous Constitution - and do! It is called "post-Constitution".
These are difficult and even dangerous times in many ways.

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John Coopey

Sun 2nd Dec 2018 15:04

I once tried to impress on Daughter No 2 the importance of voting, Po,
“Men have died for your right to vote” I said.
“They’d be dead now anyway” she said.

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Paul Sayer

Sun 2nd Dec 2018 08:56

The next time I vote will honestly be the first.

I hid behind the T-bird unless the door would open first
I have a talent for excuses BUT
I feel an innocent who'd been coerced


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John Coopey

Sun 2nd Dec 2018 08:28

Ha ha, Kev. You feel I should get off the fence a bit more?
I have to say, MC, I’m quite enjoying this. And I am acquiring a grudging respect for TM who has tried to manage the democratic decision while holding the shitty end of the stick. Cf The Invisible Man, Corbyn, Or her own party’s political careerists. (As a former manager, I’ve always realised its a lot easier throwing stones than doing something).

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kJ Walker

Sun 2nd Dec 2018 07:06

Just to make it clear John, are you for or against Brexit?

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M.C. Newberry

Sun 2nd Dec 2018 00:36

Pithy and uncomfortable enough to makes both sides think.
But any lot in Parliament that chooses to act ultra vires to tie us in
to something that has - like the "Alien" - mutated into something
no one warned us about deserves to wriggle and squirm on the hook of public disquiet - from whatever political position held..
The Tories should be the Janus Party
Two-faced, deceitful and smarty-farty.
If they'd repudiated the Community Act
Wielding a proper chopper to enact
The vote that said we want to leave
And spared us the wily web they weave
With all that "May we...please sir" sop
Toadying to Johnny C's Junkshop,
At least we be well on the way to pain
That was OURS to face - with much to gain!


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John Coopey

Sat 1st Dec 2018 23:33

Sudacrem, Brian I lathered it on my two when they were little.
Thanks, Po.

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Paul Sayer

Sat 1st Dec 2018 23:13


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Brian Maryon

Sat 1st Dec 2018 22:38

I know John...mine's still sore!

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